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USDA Detects a Case of Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Alabama

Jul 18, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, a neurologic disease of cattle, in an eleven-year old cow in Alabama.
Washington, D.C., July 18, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a neurologic disease of cattle, in an eleven-year old cow in Alabama.  This animal never entered slaughter channels and at no time presented a risk to the food supply, or to human health in the United States.